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Algeria-Canada: Commitment to materialize “win-win” projects

July 15, 2022

CONSTANTINE- Canada's Ambassador to Algeria, Michael Callan, reaffirmed, Wednesday in Constantine, his country's commitment to materialize 'win-win' projects with Algeria.

Following a meeting-debate with local investors, hosted by the Rhumel Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIR), the Canadian diplomat judged the Algerian-Canadian project relating to the integrated management and energy recovery of local waste “important for both parties”.

The realization of the project should be launched in Constantine by 2023 for a period of two years, according to the explanations given by the project managers.

This project, launched in 2016 in partnership with a group of Canadian companies and for which all the studies were finalized in 2019, will soon be the subject of an evaluation meeting between the Ministry of the Environment and representatives of the Canadian state with a view to its realization, indicated the diplomat.

Once operational, it will have an impact on a triple social, economic and ecological levels, according to the local officials who have expressed, in this sense, several advantages that will be generated by this project, particularly with regard to the creation of jobs via the network of micro-enterprises, the reduction of municipal expenditure, and the fight against climate change.

In a statement to the press after the meeting-debate with local investors, the Canadian diplomat underlined that the two countries rely on a “solid base” allowing them to further develop bilateral relations, dubbing them as “very good”, recalling that the two countries have a “deep common history and diversified cooperation”.

The Algerian community established in Canada is also a factor “favoring the intensification of relations and the consolidation of cooperation between the two countries”, added Mr. Callan, who highlighted the “enormous” potential that Algeria has in several areas, including renewable energies, mining and culture.

The Canadian diplomat, who called for the development of cooperation “in an even deeper way”, insisted on the importance of maintaining the spirit of trust that characterizes relations between the two parties, while stressing the need “to build new bridges for fruitful partnerships and long-term cooperation, as well as invest in linguistic areas”.